National Board Certified Teachers

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards

The School District shall reimburse classroom teachers up to twenty-five hundred dollar ($2,500) for application fees and expenses incurred in applying for National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification.  The classroom teachers shall only be eligible for reimbursement for fees and expenses involved in applying for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification after receiving certification.

During the initial application process for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification, the School District shall provide up to one (1) day of substitute service for a classroom teacher within thirty (30) days before their portfolios are due.  The teacher must request the day of substitute service at least two (2) days in advance.

All teachers who receive certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards shall be given an annual bonus of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) for the length of their certification.

During the period of their certification, a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certified teacher may be requested to assist or mentor another teacher, including but not limited to the following, by leading professional development, establishing a model classroom, or assisting a teacher in applying for National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification.

(This information can also be found in the PFT Bargaining Agreement.)